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Come Party With Me: St. Patrick's Day — Drinks

Come Party With Me: St. Patrick's Day — Drinks

Just because St. Patrick's Day is a beer-centric holiday doesn't mean you can't serve a specialty cocktail at your blowout bash. Whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream are excellent options, but a classic beer cocktail — the black and tan — will have guests cheering. A black and tan combines two types of beer to make one drink that has a stunning presentation.

Besides the black and tan, be sure to have lots of cold beer, your favorite liquor and mixers, and water. For the recipe for the black and tan,


Black and Tan

Black and Tan

Black and Tan


  1. 8 oz Guinness Stout
  2. 8 oz Bass Ale


Layer stout over ale in a pint glass.

Makes 1 drink.

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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
Don't ask for a "black and tan" in Ireland. Unless you're looking for a slap! I've never heard the term used for a drink. As Madball said it's a name given to a British paramilitary group stationed in Ireland during the 1920s. They were particularly vicious, especially towards civilians. Ben & Jerry's released an icecream of the same name a few years ago and had to issue an apology when the source of the term was brought to their attention.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Can I have it tan and black.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Also good is hard cider with Guinness on top. I think it's called a Snakebite.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
My comment was reported??????????????
Meg1010 Meg1010 8 years
black and tans are so good, but I agree it has to be made with Harp. Also, it's a lot harder than just pouring one over the other!! Bartenders use a special large spoon to pour the top beer.
I love a good black and tan, it reminds me of being with my father.
Morgaine29 Morgaine29 8 years
Madball, thank you so much for your comment. You are right on! My husband is from Dundalk, home of Harp, in the Free Republic of Ireland yet right on the border of Northern Ireland and they would have it no other way!
madball madball 8 years
Black and tan should be made with Harp, an Irish ale, not Bass, which is English, although many Irish will NOT drink a black and tan at all, given the history of the military group of the same name.
Marci Marci 8 years
Love Guinness. :) I never had a black and tan, though.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 8 years
I've never had one of these. I may like it though, I looooove guinness. I had it for the first time in Ireland. It was INCREDIBLE.
kia kia 8 years
Yay... me love Guinness!
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